Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi

The media was right that the special election in Georgia, and to a lesser degree, in SC, was a referendum on Trump, said Gingrich.

"He is a great guy ... we're praying for you, we're pulling for you".

In the first tweet, Trump said former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was "the latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump and Russian Federation". "And I can see it; we are more unified then ever before", Trump insisted.

Hoyer said about the 2018 midterms, "I think we can win back the House, I really believe that".

Trump's tweet came amid criticism from some Democrats that Pelosi is becoming a drag on the party.

These Democrats might be on to something, especially in light of the way Pelosi figured into the Republican campaign in Georgia.

Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.

It always starts with rumblings from back-benchers and denials from leadership, but make no mistake, the long knives are out for Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in the wake of the Jon Ossoff's loss to Karen Handel in GA-6 Tuesday.

"I think I'm worth the trouble", Pelosi said. When it comes to her detractors, Pelosi said "my decision about how long I stay is not up to them".

A defiant Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she was "very confident" about the support that she had from fellow Democrats who now number 193.

After announcing he is planning to challenge Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) next year, Democrat Joe Cunningham on Wednesday tweeted, "If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker".

"I am a strategic politically astute leader", Pelosi said.

Rep. Tim Ryan, who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for minority leader previous year, told Business Insider he did not know how Democrats could take the House in 2018 if the GOP was successfully able to convince independents and Republicans that a vote for a Democratic candidate is essentially a vote for Pelosi's leadership. Ryan added, "I don't think it's fair".

In fact Pelosi, 77, has emerged as a favorite GOP bogeyman and was the target of a barrage of negative advertising in the Georgia House race, mocking her as a San Francisco liberal and tying her to Ossoff.

Pelosi argued that Republicans would demonize any Democratic leader, whether it be her or someone else.

But whether or not the attacks are accurate, they're working, and Republicans are winning, she said.

When the top post among House Democrats might open up, though, Pelosi hasn't said.

  • Leroy Wright